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1 Cardiff Council – Sustainable Development Unit Sarah Lart Sustainable Development Officer for Education and Awareness Raising or

2 Cardiff Council – Sustainable Development Unit Contents of this session What is ESDGC and why do we need it? How does ESDGC fit into Neighbourhood Learning? Strategic context in Wales Where to find more information

3 Cardiff Council – Sustainable Development Unit Think of an apple…. … and ask some questions…..

4 Cardiff Council – Sustainable Development Unit economically through trade, banking etc: environmentally through sharing one planet, and one atmosphere: politically through international relations and systems of regulation. socially through the media and telecommunications: culturally through movements of people, music, food, arts, etc: Globally connected

5 Cardiff Council – Sustainable Development Unit Global Citizenship and Sustainable Development Global Citizenship - recognising our responsibilities valuing our planet Earth as precious and unique, about understanding the need to tackle injustice and inequality, Sustainable development - is about the long-term well-being of people and communities; environmentally, socially and economically.

6 Cardiff Council – Sustainable Development Unit Some of the challenges facing us

7 Cardiff Council – Sustainable Development Unit Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship Prepare learners for the changes and challenges facing Planet Earth and its inhabitants in the 21 st Century, and their role as Global Citizens. Developing people’s skills to take action that improves our quality of life now and for future generations.

8 Cardiff Council – Sustainable Development Unit Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship enables people to develop the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes and needed to become a Global Citizen and to participate in Sustainable Development.

9 Cardiff Council – Sustainable Development Unit What’s in a name? One thing or two? Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship Education for Sustainable Citizenship Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship

10 Cardiff Council – Sustainable Development Unit Knowledge and Understanding  Social justice and equity  Diversity  Globalisation / interdependence  Sustainable development  Peace and conflict

11 Cardiff Council – Sustainable Development Unit Critical thinking Ability to argue effectively Ability to challenge injustice and inequalities Respect for people and things Co-operation and conflict resolution Skills

12 Cardiff Council – Sustainable Development Unit Values and Attitudes ● Empathy ● Commitment to social justice and equity ● Value and respect for diversity ● Concern for the environment ● Commitment to a sustainable future ● Belief that people can make a difference

13 Cardiff Council – Sustainable Development Unit Some of the big issues in ESDGC Recognising our interdependence Understanding and care for the natural environment Respect for diversity Promoting global fairness and justice and much more….

14 Cardiff Council – Sustainable Development Unit ESDGC is … About links and interdependence. It is about taking action; doing things differently; trying to change the way we live and if necessary trying to change the world. ‘Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.’ Nelson Mandela

15 Cardiff Council – Sustainable Development Unit ESDGC is more of a continuous journey than a destination Basic – Just another initiative! Recycling! Developing – energy, fairtrade, other issues looked at individually and mentioned in some classes. Developed – ESDGC Policy with specific tasks and targets. Embedded – ESDGC is at the core of the ethos of the centre and all that goes on there.

16 Cardiff Council – Sustainable Development Unit ESDGC in Neighbourhood Learning It does not have to happen all at once! Commitment and Leadership Management of the Centre Teaching and Learning Partnerships Research and Monitoring Joined up practice

17 Cardiff Council – Sustainable Development Unit Seven themes– a convenient way of dealing with ESDGC Choices and Decisions Wealth and Poverty Identity and Culture Health Consumption and Waste Climate Change Natural Environment ESDGC

18 Cardiff Council – Sustainable Development Unit Health Understanding the importance of a healthy lifestyle and acknowledging that basic needs must be met universally. Wealth & Poverty Understanding how people, the environment and the economy are inextricably linked at all levels from local to global. Identity & Culture Understanding, respecting and valuing human diversity—cultural, social and economic and recognising the negative impact of discrimination and prejudice on individuals and groups. Consumption & Waste Understanding that resources are finite and that this has implications for people’s lifestyles, industry and future generations.

19 Cardiff Council – Sustainable Development Unit Choices & Decisions Understanding that choices and decisions have consequences and that conflicts are a barrier to development and a risk to us all and why there is a need for their resolution and the promotion of harmony. Climate Change Recognising the importance of taking individual responsibility and action to make the world a better place and understanding the range of alternative ways to both save and generate energy. Natural Environment Developing respect for all living things and acknowledging the relationship between people and the environment.

20 Cardiff Council – Sustainable Development Unit Strategic Context in Wales ESDGC A Strategy for Action September 2006 updated January 08 and Sept 09 Covers all sectors within Education and Lifelong Learning Schools Youth FE and work based learning HE Adult and Continuing Ed See

21 Cardiff Council – Sustainable Development Unit Some useful publications ESDGC: Common Understanding for schools ESDGC: Information for Teacher trainees and new teachers in Wales Out of Classroom learning All these documents can be downloaded from the website wales.org.uk

22 Cardiff Council – Sustainable Development Unit Support available for ESDGC Cardiff Sustainable Education Network –www.csen.org.uk or NGfL Cymru Website Any amount of teaching resources on web WAG ESDGC panel – producing curriculum maps and other documents

23 Cardiff Council – Sustainable Development Unit Activity Consider the range of activities, courses etc covered by Widening Participation. Given the seven different themes, what do you think is being done or could be done in these subject areas. Use the sheet to find at least one thing in each theme, (themes are overlapping).


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